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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 28, 2005 | Joel Rubin, Times Staff Writer
In a show of support for the city's school chief, the Los Angeles Board of Education announced late Tuesday night that it would allow Supt. Roy Romer to serve the final year of his contract. Faced with a Friday deadline on the matter, board members met in an unusual, late-night closed session Tuesday. At the end of the meeting, board President Marlene Canter read a statement announcing that Romer would remain and commended him for his work.
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OPINION
October 1, 2000
Recently a reporter read to me 10 student complaints in a row about overcrowding. Because of the length of the list, I said it sounded like whining (Sept. 25). That was a mistake. Their complaints are legitimate and I should have been more sensitive in replying. Am I concerned that many of our schools are overcrowded? You bet I am. Does it get in the way of the students being properly educated? Absolutely. This is why I have made it one of my highest priorities to aggressively search for solutions to find more space to meet these needs.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 11, 2001
Re "Board Narrowly OKs 15% Raises for Teachers," Feb. 28, and "L.A. Unified Reaches Deal With Officials on Pay Raises," March 8. Recently, the Los Angeles Board of Education voted 4 to 3 to raise teachers' salaries by 15%. Hallelujah! Isn't it about time? With many teachers quitting in their first four years, plus the terrible teacher shortage and the morale of teachers at an all-time low, this will give teachers a spiritual lift. As an English teacher with Los Angeles Unified School District for 36 years (retired '91)
NEWS
August 13, 1998 | From Associated Press
Despite allegations that the JonBenet Ramsey investigation has been bungled, Gov. Roy Romer said Wednesday he will not appoint a special prosecutor because it would further hold up the nearly 20-month-old inquiry. Romer called a news conference after prosecutors met Wednesday with Boulder Dist. Atty. Alex Hunter. Romer said he believes Hunter will impanel a grand jury to investigate the slaying.
NEWS
January 14, 1997 | Associated Press
President Clinton on Monday picked Colorado Gov. Roy Romer to serve as the new general chairman of the Democratic National Committee. At the same time, Clinton tapped Massachusetts businessman and longtime Democratic activist Steven Grossman to serve as the DNC's national chairman and run the party's day-to-day operations, said two senior administration officials, speaking on condition of anonymity.
OPINION
February 5, 2005
Re "Teachers Union's Excess," editorial, Jan. 31: The Times is right to credit classroom teachers for recent gains in student achievement and for noting that we deserve a salary increase. Many teachers were hopeful when Roy Romer arrived in 2000. Their optimism has faded as Romer's priorities shifted. In 2002, the superintendent "saved" $70 million by adding two students to each class in grades 4 to 12, but spent an additional $73 million on district administrators. The number of Los Angeles Unified School District personnel paid more than $100,000 per year has increased from 130 in 1999 to 560 in 2003.
NEWS
December 28, 1987 | Associated Press
Gary Hart's re-entry into the presidential race has prompted Colorado Democratic leaders to consider drafting Gov. Roy Romer as a favorite-son candidate for the national convention, the Denver Post reported Sunday. Party sources told the Post that the strategy would allow some Democrats to duck the question of whether they support Hart. Additionally, a delegation not committed to one of the major candidates would have more clout at a convention where no single contender has overwhelming support.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 23, 2004 | Cara Mia DiMassa and Duke Helfand, Times Staff Writers
In a vote of confidence for Los Angeles schools Supt. Roy Romer, the Board of Education on Thursday extended his contract as leader of the nation's second-largest school system until 2007. Board President Jose Huizar said the action "brings stability to the district, which this district very much needs." Since he joined the Los Angeles Unified School District in 2000, Romer has launched a massive school building program and has pushed to improve academics.
NEWS
August 11, 1998 | From Associated Press
Gov. Roy Romer said Monday he expects a recommendation from four prosecutors reviewing the JonBenet Ramsey case within a week and then will decide whether to get involved in the investigation of the nearly 20-month-old unsolved slaying. "I don't want to give the impression at this press conference that I'm about to appoint a special prosecutor. Don't read that out of my comments," Romer told reporters at a briefing on an unrelated matter.
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